Foo Fighters Go Disco: Stream ‘Hail Satin,’ the Band’s Bee Gees Covers EP (and B-Side of Live Tracks)

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Dave Grohl‘s falsetto may — no, it will — catch you off guard the first time you put on Hail Satin, the new EP of disco covers from the Foo Fighters, billed as The Dee Gees.

This past Saturday, July 17, the group’s glammed-out, reverent salute to the Bee Gees was released on limited edition vinyl for Record Store Day at indie music stores and online retailers around the world.

Fully engaging with an opportunity to embrace the aesthetics of the era, the Foos made the LP the flashiest thing you’ve ever seen, complete with a stylized 1970s photo shoot:

The first track shared from the Dee Gees release was a lively rendition of “You Should Be Dancing”:

Also included in the run of covers are “Tragedy” and “Shadow Dancing” — the latter a 1978 Andy Gibb solo track sung by drummer Taylor Hawkins, and holds up as one of the strongest cuts on the EP:

The b-side of the Dee Gees release features five live performances of songs from Medicine at Midnight, the Foo Fighters’ adventurous February 2021 album, with the two halves living up to a press release’s billing of it being “the bipolar party record of the summer”:

Side A — The DEE GEES:
You Should Be Dancing
Night Fever
Shadow Dancing
More Than a Woman

Side B — LIVE at 606:
Making A Fire
Shame Shame
Waiting on a War
No Son of Mine

Listen to the Dee Gees record below.

In related news, the Foo Fighters announced a rescheduled date for their show in Los Angeles at the Forum, which was originally set for July 17 but was scrapped after a member of the band’s crew/extended family tested positive for COVID-19. The new date is Aug. 26.

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